False missile alert sent Hawaiians in panic

Last Updated: Jan 14 2018 15:40

HAWAII- A false missile alert about an incoming missile sent the citizens in panic on Saturday morning, urging them to find immediate shelter.

An emergency alert message flashed across cellphones of all the people in Hawaii, warning them of an incoming missile. The message later turned out to be false.

As soon as the panic spread, authorities tried to calm people saying the message was sent by mistake. But it took almost 40 minutes to calm everyone.

An enquiry has been ordered to check how the wrong message was sent out. President Donald Trump was also informed about the incident and he urged people to remain calm.